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Accessibility

In the heart of the daintree rainforest

Nestled in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, our eco-friendly retreat offers an inclusive experience tailored for guests with diverse abilities.

From the rich sensory tapestry of the rainforest for visually impaired guests to accessible accommodation for those with reduced mobility, our retreat makes the rainforest’s beauty accessible.

We also cater to specific dietary needs and provide immersive experiences for guests with neurodiverse disabilities, ensuring a welcoming and accommodating environment for all.

Daintree Siesta Family

Your Hosts

We welcome everyone to our home - Daintree Siesta

Our family – Bruno, Tamara, Nicolas, Natasha and husky, Opi welcome you to our rainforest haven.

Before running away to Tropical North Queensland rainforest, our previous roles centered on creating environments that were accessible and welcoming to everyone, regardless of their abilities.

We are always ready to discuss your specific needs to ensure your visit is comfortable and enjoyable. Our goal is to be as inclusive as possible and to make sure everyone has a memorable experience in the rainforest. As we are a small family run business we can be flexible and adaptable to guest needs wherever practical.

You can read more about our story here.

“Since the first time I stayed at Daintree Siesta, I have always said it is my favourite place on the planet. The relaxing atmosphere and vast amount of wildlife make it an unforgettable location that I truly love. For a wildlife obsessed neurodivergent person, like myself, Daintree Siesta creates the ideal environment to recharge from the stress of busy 21st century urban life”.

– Joel Irwin

Accessible Daintree Motel accommodation

Room 2 features a ground-level Queen motel room designed for ease of access. This room includes a Queen bed, an accessible walk-in shower, and a covered outdoor seating area at the back. The rooms are arranged in a duplex style, ensuring that carers can stay close by if needed. This room is also strategically located near the reception and restaurant, enhancing convenience and comfort.

During your stay, savour a meal in our on-site restaurant set amongst tropical gardens. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or accessibility, Daintree Siesta provides a perfect setting to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty of the rainforest.

Accessible features

These features ensure that every guest, regardless of their needs, can enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay in the Daintree Rainforest. Refer to photos for further details.

General FEATURES

Air-conditioning & Ceiling Fans

Private en-suite bathroom

Cofffee and tea making facilities

Mini fridge, TV & Toaster

pet friendly room available ON ReQUEST

Accessible
Daintree camping sites

Discover camping in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest at our rustic campground. We offer a variety of sites suitable for tents, cars, campervans, motorhomes, and caravans, all nestled around a tranquil rainforest loop.

Enjoy the sensory delights of the rainforest, including the calls of endangered wildlife and dining in our al-fresco rainforest restaurant with live music performances (when available).

Our campground is spacious, ensuring a quiet and immersive natural experience, especially outside of the peak season. It’s an ideal retreat for anyone seeking a relaxing and accessible way to connect with nature.

While we do not have amenities specifically designed for accessibility, we have received positive feedback from a guest in a wheelchair who found our campground was able to meet his needs. Guests with neurodiverse needs and those with assistance dogs have also enjoyed spending a few nights in our natural campground amongst the rainforest fauna and flora. Call us to discuss specific needs.

Campground features

Enjoy exploring our our on-site rainforest traCKS

Cook up a feast in our Camp kitchen and bbq area

Relax by the camp fire & meet other campers

Enjoy a hot shower after your day of travels

Water is available on all sites for guest use

Guest laundry with the ‘best dryers north of the river’

Accessibility FAQs

We provide a rich sensory experience of the rainforest, enhanced by dining at our al-fresco restaurant with live local music – when available.

Guests can enjoy the sounds of flora and fauna, including endangered Spectacled Flying Foxes and Wompoo Pigeons, right from the comfort of our covered outdoor seating areas next to your room or in the campground.

We encourage you to get in contact with us to discuss how we can accommodate your needs as best as possible including possible access to our guest exclusive walking tracks. 

We offer an immersive sensory experience with vivid rainforest colours and textures. Guests have exclusive access to our private walking tracks that weave through the heart of the rainforest. 

We offer one accessible Queen motel room located on the ground level with convenient parking at the front. This room features a Queen bed, accessible walk-in shower, and a covered outdoor seating area. Positioned close to the reception and restaurant, this room provides ease of access and proximity to facilities.

Carers who require their own room can be accommodated next door or nearby.

Please call us to discuss your specific needs at the time of booking. 

Yes, we cater to guests who use wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Our accessible Queen motel room is conveniently located on ground level with nearby parking, ensuring easy access. 

Our campground is set against the stunning backdrop of the Daintree Rainforest. While the campground itself is accessible, allowing guests to enjoy the rainforest atmosphere from their sites, please note that the rainforest loop trail is not wheelchair-friendly due to natural terrain challenges.

Our menu includes options for various dietary needs, including gluten-free dishes.

We also offer vegetarian and vegan choices.

Please refer to our menu on the restaurant page and call or email to discuss any particular requirements with Bruno.

Our campground offers a quiet, spacious environment with a majority of sites backed by rainforest, providing a tranquil and immersive experience. The motel is similarly serene, and we offer numerous nature-based activities suitable for children and adults alike.

Both owners have extensive experience with accessibility, gained from their previous careers and experiences and continue to learn from those with lived experience and have enjoyed listening to the ‘Accessed That’ Queensland Travel podcast. Tamara was also able to recently attend a training session with Guide Dogs Queensland.

We regularly have conversations with guests about things that worked and things which could be improved during their stay. These guests have included those with a range of accessibility requirements including an assistance dog, wheelchair users and neuro-diverse campers. Tamara is currently undergoing training in Forest Therapy Walks and was fortunate to be able to take a guest who uses a wheelchair on one of her training walks.

We are committed to understanding and meeting individual accessibility needs and ensuring a memorable rainforest experience. As a small family owned and run business we have the ability to adapt and be flexible to individual needs. We are happy to have a chat as you plan your trip to ensure the best experience for you and your travelling party.

You can read more about us here.

Our camp kitchen includes long bench seating, and while our amenities are not specifically dedicated to accessibility, they are spacious and include turning spaces. Feedback from guests, including Paralympians, has praised the accessibility of our campground.

Our restaurant features a slight ramp at the driveway entrance, facilitating access to the outdoor seating area. While we are still working to enhance the overall accessibility of our restaurant amenities, we warmly invite you to contact us before your visit so we can discuss specific needs and explore how we can assist you. 

If there is any way in which we can assist in making your visit or stay more comfortable, please get in touch with us.

Currently, we do not offer specific discounts or packages for carers.

However, we are open to discussing options based on the length of your stay. Please contact us to explore possible accommodations and how we can best meet your needs including which room type or types will best suit your situation.

Bruno has some understanding of Italian and we have grown up in bi-lingual families as well as having experience catering to multi-lingual guests. We’re committed to helping in any way we can, ensuring that the beauty of the rainforest transcends language barriers. Please let us know how we can make your visit more comfortable.

Yes, we accommodate assistance animals at Daintree Siesta. While we typically charge a fee for domestic pets, this fee is waived for assistance dogs. Please inform us at the time of booking if you will be bringing an assistance animal.

It’s important to note that due to the presence of local wildlife, such as cassowaries, we ask that all dogs be securely contained out of sight to ensure the safety of both your dog and the wildlife.

For assistance animals we have an area that is suitable – please discuss at time of booking or arrival.

Due to the surrounding nature there is plenty of room away from common areas.

No, please bring your own. We can supply bowls if required, please ask us at the time of booking or arrival. We are more than happy to assist.

Yes, our reception area includes a public entryway with a small step at the door.

Additionally, our restaurant is accessible via a slight ramp at the driveway entrance, leading to the outdoor seating area.

We encourage you to contact us before your visit to discuss any specific requirements or accommodations you may need, and we are committed to assisting you in any way possible to ensure a comfortable experience.

Yes, our reception area has a lounge and there is also the restaurant seating available. 

We primarily collect information through the online booking process. However, if you arrive without a booking or need assistance during your stay, we can provide pen and paper to facilitate communication.

We do not currently have a tablet with text-to-voice capabilities, but we are always ready to assist you in any way we can to ensure clear and effective communication.

We do not currently have a hearing loop installed in the reception area. However, we are committed to assisting in any way we can to ensure effective communication and a welcoming experience for all our guests. Please let us know how we can help accommodate your needs during your stay.

The lighting in our reception area is quite bright, which can be helpful for lip reading. While we strive to ensure it is even and glare-free, please let us know if you have any specific requirements or if there’s anything we can do to assist you further.

Yes, we can provide information sheets and maps in large print upon request. Please let us know in advance if you need any information in this format so we can have it ready for you upon arrival.

No, however, we will talk you through everything to ensure you are comfortable with the facilities and location of everything as you check in.

If you would like a physical copy of the map of the property, you are welcome to take a photo of the map, or we are happy to print one for you. The Daintree coast map is accessible via QR code – we recommend downloading this prior to arrival.

We currently do not offer facility maps and information in Braille. However, we are committed to assisting all our guests in navigating our facilities and will do our best to accommodate any specific needs you may have. Please feel free to reach out to us for any assistance during your stay.

No, we do not have a step-free map of the site due to the variations of the natural terrain. However, we are happy to talk through the site details.

During check-in, we provide a thorough walk-through of our park to help you get acquainted with the layout and available amenities. This ensures you feel comfortable and well-informed throughout your time with us.

We look forward to welcoming you to our rainforest experience right in the heart of the Daintree. If you would like some assistance with making a booking or would like to discuss how we can accommodate your needs, please reach out to us. We look forward to chatting with you.